snappy

(redirected from snappier)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

Make it snappy!

Inf. Hurry up!; Move quickly and smartly. Andy: Make it snappy! I haven't got all day. Bob: Don't rush me. Mary: Do you mind if I stop here and get some film? Bob: Not if you make it snappy! Mary: Don't worry. I'll hurry.
See also: make

make it snappy

(spoken)
to do something quickly Make it snappy, will you, because I need help right now.
See also: make, snappy

Make it snappy!

  (informal)
an impolite way of telling someone to hurry We'd like four coffees please, and make it snappy!
See also: make

make haste

Also, make it snappy. Hurry up, move or act quickly, as in If you don't make haste we'll be late, or Make it snappy, kids. The first expression was first recorded in Miles Coverdale's 1535 translation of the Bible (Psalms 39:13): "Make haste, O Lord, to help me." The variant dates from the early 1900s and uses snappy in the sense of "resembling a sudden jerk." The oxymoron make haste slowly, dating from the mid-1700s, is a translation of the Latin festina lente. It is used either ironically, to slow someone down (as in You'll do better if you make haste slowly), or to comment sarcastically on a lack of progress (as in So far the committee has been making haste slowly).
See also: haste, make

snappy

see under make haste.

Make it snappy!

exclam. Hurry up!; Make it fast! Make it snappy, Fred. The cops are headed up the walk now.
See also: make

snappy

1. mod. quick. You can get there if you’re snappy.
2. mod. sharp-looking. Who’s driving that snappy car over there?

make haste

To move or act swiftly; hurry.
See also: haste, make
References in periodicals archive ?
Faster transistors can lead to faster, more powerful computers, which could make snappier bank transactions, more reliable weather predictions and more detailed simulations for research and product design.
Readers of this whitepaper will gain an objective understanding of how performance impacts business metrics and how to evolve their own sites to deliver snappier web and mobile experiences.
There's a rumor that the legendary La Grenouille restaurant might re-do its famous welcoming bar to look "younger and snappier.
We're excited to offer the option of a shorter, snappier domain name that we believe will appeal to both our existing customers and the businesses and bloggers of tomorrow.
We want the next record to be snappier and less laboured than Arc maybe.
Computers users now overwhelmingly prefer SSD drives to standard hard disk drives (HDDs) because they boot rapidly, launch applications instantaneously and generally provide snappier performance," said David Zimmerman, president of LC Technology.
uk ||BROMHEADS - the new, snappier name of the band formerly known as Bromheads Jacket - release new album Choro on Monday April 15 when they will launch their tie-in tour at Birmingham's Rainbow.
A snappier, slick and engaging thriller, which may not boast the best script in the world, but they do wonders with the modest budget.
We favour a more recent adventure that could have the potential to run and run - though it could do with a snappier title than 'Return of the Equity Risk Premium'.
The demands of throwing fewer pixels also appears to make it a slightly snappier phone than the X, opening apps and rendering web pages blisteringly fast.
There are some occasional funny lines, but I wish the banter was snappier.
A COMMUNITY centre in Neston is launching a competition to search for a snappier new name.
This barmpot scheme is the brainchild of the respected Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, who could save a rainforest or two themselves by getting a snappier name.
She will now have to choose between using her full title, Dame Tanni Carys Davina Grey-Thompson DBE, honorary freeman of the City of Cardiff, or her snappier bardic name, Tanni Wheely.
South Africa could not cope with England's heavier, quicker and snappier pack, and Goode added two more penalties before London Irish prop Alex Corbisiero powered over for the decisive score.